Solar System Exploration
September 17, 2004
The beauty and spectacle of celestial motion is captured in this short movie of a moon shadow darting across Saturn's rings.
Moon Shadow in Motion
Since the 1960’s, scientists have suspected that frozen water could survive in cold, dark craters at the Moon’s poles.
Water on the Moon
This animation glides along the shoreline of Ontario Lacus, the largest lake on the southern hemisphere of Saturn’s moon Titan.
Flying Over Ontario Lacus
The history-making Viking 1 mission launched 35 years ago.
Viking, Mars Trailblazer
With Cassini’s exploration of Saturn coming to a dashing end in a few months, the mission team scheduled an “All Cassini Plus Alumni” group photo on Wednesday, June 21,2017 to commemorate the event.
Behind the Scenes: Cassini Group Photo
Welcome to the Scientist for a Day 2018-2019 essay contest.
Scientist for a Day - Introduction
A recreation of Huygen's historic descent to Saturn's giant moon Titan in January 2005.
Approaching Titan a Billion Times Closer
RTG fit and test
RTG fit and test
Annette and Alden Tombaugh, the children of Clyde Tombaugh, remember their father and his discovery of Pluto.
Video: Reflections on Clyde Tombaugh
As Titan Turns
As Titan Turns
We know what the Red Planet looks like from the outside – but what's going on under the surface of Mars?
Mars in a Minute: What's Inside Mars?
A mission concept to explore Jupiter's intriguing moon system.
The Europa Jupiter System Mission
The six Apollo landing sites are revealed chronologically as the phase and libration of the Moon is shown throughout the Apollo era.
Video: Apollo Landing Sites
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spotted a glowing patch of ultraviolet light near Saturn's north pole that marks the presence of an electrical circuit that connects Saturn with its moon Enceladus.
Movie of Enceladus 'Footprint' on Saturn
In this movie, strung together from a series of images provided by the framing camera on NASA's Dawn spacecraft, we see a full rotation of Vesta, which occurs over the course of roughly five hours.
Vesta Full Rotation Movie
What can you see in the February sky? Stars and planets with distinct red and blue colors, like Mars and Sirius.
What's Up: February 2019 Skywatching from NASA
This video drops in on mission control for NASA's Voyager spacecraft as Voyager 1 sends back data from the far reaches of our solar system.
Voyager 35 Years Later
On Jan. 22, 2012, the Sun erupted with a solar flare, a coronal mass ejection, and a burst of highly energetic protons known as solar energetic particles.
This new animation shows us that Saturn's moon Titan has more in common with Earth than we thought.
Titan Canyon Country
This animated movie shows the simulated solar wind velocity from March 21 to May 10, 2013.
Animation of Spaceweather Predictors 2
SDO collected images of the rarest predictable solar event—the transit of Venus across the face of the Sun in 2012.
Venus Transit Across the Sun (2014)
NASA's Solar System Trek team uses real data to creative flyovers of Valles Marineris on Mars and the Grand Canyon on Earth.
Grand Canyons of Earth and Mars
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